How do I buy a property at auction?

Find an auction online or in local papers and look into the houses you like beforehand. Get a solicitor to look over the Seller’s Pack and view the property with a surveyor to check for hidden problems. Get your mortgage lined up and ready beforehand, then on the day, you’ll need two forms of ID to bid, plus immediate access to 10% of the final property price (by cheque or banker’s draft) if you win.